WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country.

That’s according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. They were not allowed to publicly discuss it before an announcement expected Thursday and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The move will leave it to U.S. attorneys where pot is legal to decide whether to aggressively enforce federal marijuana law. The move likely will add to confusion about whether it’s OK to grow, buy or use marijuana in states where it’s legal, since long-standing federal law prohibits it.

The decision comes days after California began selling recreational marijuana.

Sessions compares marijuana to heroin and blames it for spikes in violence.

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Comments (3)
  1. Marijuana isn’t medicine, people use marijuana to get baked for fun.

  2. Cave Bear says:

    I’m sure there are people that it helps, but recreational use doesn’t seem to be very smart. If you want to compare it to alcohol, it’s a lot more difficult to tell if someone has been smoking rather than drinking when they are operating a vehicle – and please don’t tell me that you aren’t impaired when you are smoking weed. I know from experience that it does.

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